Some countries require an official document before they will let
a body into the country for burial. The document is called a
cadaver certificate. It confirms that no epidemic or infectious
disease occurred in the area for three months before the death.
0btaining a cadaver certificate is usually handled by the
undertaker making the arrangements. This is done on behalf of the
relatives. However, anyone can apply for the certificate. The
funeral director will help with anything requested by the coroner.
They will also help with the requirements of the authorities in the
overseas country where the deceased is going. Some of these
requirements may also apply for burial in another part of the
The certificate is issued by the Environmental Health officer
from the local council in the area where the person died. This
officer will also issue the certificate if the deceased is to be
exhumed for reburial elsewhere.
For further information or enquiries please contact Woodlands